Site Talk forum: left side of this screen bug

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Apr 4, 2014 5:02 PM CST
I am curious what is going on on the left side of this screen. I have a white envelope with an excalmation point that is circled in red. Under it is a white envelop with a blue square under it that says, view new messages. I clicked on it thinking the message feature here had been changed but it took me to a site that told me to Download something. ( Inbox Ace ) I did not but do not like this advertisement that made me think I had to do that to get the message I usually get by clicking on the envelope at the top.
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Sounds like an invasion of some sort of phishing site. @dave ...... Maybe need to change your passwords

I hope this was an April 1st Day joke???????
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 4, 2014 5:18 PM CST

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Sounds like @Dave needs to do some housecleaning. I see it too. Blinking
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 4, 2014 5:29 PM CST
Just looks like a google ad to me. I have been seeing this one popup on occasion for a long time.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 4, 2014 5:39 PM CST
I agree It's an ad designed to catch us off guard - it is purposely designed to look like the mail envelope frequently used on many sites.
Low class advertising (in my opinion) - please do not click on it - maybe they will go away and make room for some decent advertisers who are up front and honest.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 4, 2014 5:40 PM CST

Plants Admin

Yes, when you hover your mouse over it, you can see the URL and that it is a Google ad services but it's very misleading and does not belong on a gardening site.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 4, 2014 5:50 PM CST

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I can't see it. Can someone give me a screenshot?

Also, if you could, right click on it and select "Copy link location" and paste that into a tree mail to me. Then I can block this thing. Smiling
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Apr 4, 2014 5:54 PM CST

Plants Admin

Got them, on it's way to you.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Apr 4, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Yay!! Good catch, Sue!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 4, 2014 6:16 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Thanks Sue, I got exactly what I needed, and I have blocked the ad. It might take up to a couple hours before the block takes effect and the ad removed. Thumbs up
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Apr 4, 2014 6:31 PM CST

Plants Admin

Thumbs up
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Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Garden Procrastinator Region: Colorado Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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CDsSister
Apr 4, 2014 6:38 PM CST
Guess this is a good reminder "See something, Say something."

Thank You! Thanks @quietyard - Linda I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. and all the admin who helped get rid of it. I did not see it.

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Apr 4, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Thank you Dave and everyone that also got involved. Thumbs up
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Apr 6, 2014 1:05 PM CST
I saw it again just yesterday!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Apr 6, 2014 1:18 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I noticed it this morning and got a second URL and blocked it, too. Hopefully that'll do it for good.

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